New Hampshire Institute of Art

Graduate School

Low Residency Master of Fine Arts


148 Concord Street

Manchester, NH 03104

United States


(603) 836-2120

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Low Residency Master of Fine Arts in Visual Arts, Photography, Creative Writing and Writing for Stage and Screen.

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Our low-residency Master of Fine Arts program offers students a unique opportunity to experience technical, conceptual and professional artistic growth. At the same time it provides a community that will enrich the students life in ways that are fundamental to developing and sustaining a professional level of artistic practice. The New Hampshire village of Peterborough, one of the leading small arts communities in America, and the adjacent village of Sharon, both located in the foothills of the famous Mt. Monadnock serve as the beautiful, secluded hub for the residencies and offer the ideal atmosphere for artists. Both locations are steeped in cultural and artistic history and have lively and engaged contemporary cultural and artistic communities. The ten-day residencies are concentrated retreat-like experiences. Each student is given personal individual care and guidance from highly qualified faculty. Our objective as a cohesive faculty unit is to see each student dig deep into the meaning of his/her work and create a passionate work ethic that will build upon conceptual and technical learning and serve as the foundation for their entry into a professional artistic life. Through our care and commitment each student will advance their understanding of their work and its place in the world and engage and evolve the professional field they are interested in.


The MFA was approved by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) in 2012.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

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